School bullying has received greater attention in recent years, and many states have responded by enacting anti-bullying laws that require schools to take preventative measures, including training and anti-bullying policies. However, relying solely on these statutory measures may not be enough to protect schools from liability in the event a student alleges he or she has been bullied.
Ancel Glink partner Darcy Proctor co-authored a recently published article titled "Big Bully: School Liability for Bullying" where she discusses the most frequent type of lawsuits brought against schools, and identifies certain steps or "best practices" schools should consider to protect itself from liability. You can read the article here: Big Bully: School Liability for Bullying.
Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink